TLD: For goodness sake lift your heads up and talk to the camera!!!
Just imagine we're all naked to put yourself at eeze.
Et tu Ricoh? Silly gooses!
This whole "look at me I'm photographing freaky people" got lame real quick a long time ago.
papparazzi: We should sue them for the D600?
I think Swiffer has a case against Nikon for the D600. But yah...Nikon suing someone else? Oh the irony!
I had a contractor build me a house. He's a good builder, an excellent builder. He could have designed the house also and it would have been a lovely house. But I enlisted the help of a professional designer to make it an excellent house.BTW, has anyone seen the tear-down from Lens Rental of the Olympus 75? cut'n paste >> http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/07/the-olympus-75mm-f1-8-is-expensive-because-its-worth-it
I was laughing at the extremes of these Super-Zooms THEN I thought maybe these are what the herds of new "freelance photo-journalists" on the street will be using.
Prairie Pal: Superzooms are reducing themselves to ridiculous extremes now.
But is the image taken through these telescopes "worth" exhibiting at resolutions beyond just viewing on monitors? Asking...not being rhetorical.
Superzooms are reducing themselves to ridiculous extremes now.
I do believe there are enough Paris Hiltons and rap stars in this world who are so clueless that they will buy several pimped out versions of this camera simply because they live in a world where absurdity=fashion. Because there is nothing left out there for them to throw their money at.... this camera will suffice. It is them that this concept was designed for.
I wonder what the pay scale will look like. After a freelancer uploads video or stills would he/she have still reserve the right to reject the offer? This is a bold and exciting move, in as much that it will shake up the content and draw the camera deeper into the fabric of the local community's society. Will the photographic quality improve? Probably not. Will the ability of a single photograph to convey an emotion increase? Probably not. But it will be different and ALL things deserve a change from time to time. There will be both good and unsettling reverberations, but aside from a large part of the photojounalist trade fading away it will be exciting to watch and participate in.
chj: Hmm, the end rankings don't match the review for me. The Nikon seems far inferior in so many aspects of performance. The main difference is zoom. As far as higher quality at low iso, at low iso, just about any camera gives good image quality.
Yeah, I just don't get why Nikon insists on putting under-powered processors in their P-series. There must be some group at Nikon who are okay with that kind flaw, but anyone there who takes pride in their work has gotta be rolling their eyes. The only thing that kept me from flinging my P7000 into the lake was trade in value against the G12.
vapentaxuser: One really great thing that both these cameras have is a physical exposure compensation dial.
They are both wonderful cameras that can produce excellent photos if you take the time to learn how to use them. Anybody who dismisses these cameras as useless or junk has no idea what they are talking about.
As far as comparisons to the RX100 go...yes, the RX100 produces better image quality (although both these cameras have better color reproduction) but the overall shooting experience leaves a lot to be desired, in my opinion.
Totally agree with you on the value of the cameras with 1.7" sensors. I was asked at the last minute to shoot grad portraits on sight. All I had with me was my G12 and a speedilight. I chose aperture, ISO, focal length and b/g carefully, cropped judiciously in camera, grouped people comfortably close and found ways to bounce the flash.I printed head shots, full length, and groups to 10x13" with no effort (RAW files) and the family was very happy. When I was done I put the camera in one pocket and the flash in another and enjoyed the rest of the evening.Could the Coolpix have done the same job? Probably not with as much speed and ease and satisfaction. Simply put- no. Waiting for the files to write would have killed the mood and lost shots. The Coolpix P-series are painfully slow to write and flip through the settings and I see the P7700 is even worse. I had the P7000 for a month, got rid of it, and took the G12. I will pay more for Canon any day.
username123: I purchased one (with fixed 35mm eq) to replace my Nikon D80 / 17-55 2.8; too much to carry about.
First got a Fuji XF1, not happy with images, returned it. Then wanted to get an X100. Played with the EOSM and chose it over the X100.
Image quality is excellent.
I do like the touch screen. Odd, as I am a viewfinder / button / dial freak.
It does not draw attention to itself. It just looks like a slightly bulky compact camera.
Oh yes, the autofocus is not great, but nowhere near as bad as some would have you believe. Try one out in store for yourself.
I do like this camera. Don't write it off.
I am putting off further investments in Nikon and M4/3 systems as long as I can in order to wait and see where Canon takes their compact DX platform. I've always preferred Canon for their IQ and ergonomics in compacts. I would love to be able to pare down my closet of multi brand equipment to just Canon for FX and compact DX.
I like the utilitarian look of the lens, and the length is comfortable to control and balance in hand. I can see this as a portrait on the go lens outdoors. 60mm should have a more attractive "compression" effect than the Olympus 45. I wonder what the OOF backgrounds will look like. I like how sigma is shaking things up a bit.
Josh152: I like the idea of a lens like this but the focal range doesn't seem ideal to me. It's not really that wide and it's not really that long. If it was like 18mm-50mm or 16mm-24mm then it would be a much better option in my opinion.
The perfect PJ's lens though, no?
It appears to have a tripod mound, which is nice. I think this is the kind of lens that you mount on a tripod whilst sitting in a comfortable perch and trained on a birds nest in good light. Now Sara Palin can take portraits of the Russians from the comfort of her living room.
Absolutely awesome image. So unique and well exposed I also agreed with your review of the D600.
roustabout66: Why does this continue to be called a "dust" issue? From what I have read here it seems to be some sort of lubricant (oil) or debris from parts rubbing (scraping) against one another. There were pictures in one post (sorry I don't have the link) showing what appeared to be contact marks inside the mirror box. If it were simply "dust" why does it seem to accumulate at the same spot on the sensor? While cleaning oil and debris from the sensor may be a pain, I would think the real issue is what impact will this debris have long term on the shutter and mirror mechanisms. Will we see a rash of repairs down the road similar to the infamous D70 BGLOD?
One of my wet cleanings resulted in 3 black blobs on the SIDE of the swab which clearly did not come off the sensor itself. This announcement is a smoke screen to take the pressure off Nikon's faily sales.
LOLOL. DPR you are hilarious little devils. I clicked the last hyperlink. Thanks for the laugh of the day.
morepix: Kodak branding seems like a poor choice from a marketing POV. It's something like Ford introducing a new model line named Edsel.
Ed sells sea shells down by the sea shore.